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Broadband Adoption

Broadband's Unfinished Business

Robert Pepper | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Robert Pepper

A new report, "State of Broadband 2013: Universalizing Broadband," highlights how mobile broadband is "growing faster than any technology in human history" and how over 70 countries have Internet penetration levels of over 50 percent. Current global Internet penetration is at 40 percent, but in emerging countries more than two-thirds of the population is still unconnected -- many in rural areas.

Detroit Future Youth Connecting Grassroots Missions and Media Technology for Community Development

Patrick Geans-Ali | Posted 09.24.2012 | Detroit
Patrick Geans-Ali

Society's best equipment to adapt to the rapid changes of modern society are the youth themselves. Any initiative keeping them grounded in community-based social justice frameworks has the vision for a positive future.

The Digital Divide and the Racial Wealth Gap: Why Supporting Minority Business Enterprise is an Answer for Both

David Honig | Posted 05.05.2012 | Technology
David Honig

We are currently facing the greatest threat to first class citizenship, competitiveness, economic growth, and moral fiber as a nation since segregation. A deep digital divide exists at a critical point in our nation's history where we are transitioning from an industrial to a digital society.

Why Dr. King Would Have Championed Universal Broadband Adoption

David Honig | Posted 10.26.2011 | Technology
David Honig

As the nation prepares to dedicate Dr. Martin Luther King's National Memorial, let's give ourselves this thought experiment: "What would Dr. King be doing today if he were armed with the social media and telecommunications technology we take for granted?"

Civility -- and Why Bobby Rush Should Be the Ranking Communications Subcommittee Member

David Honig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Honig

Congressman Bobby Rush has supported five of the six Open Internet principles, but he's quite properly concerned about the FCC's proposed economic non-discrimination principle on jobs.

A Decisive Moment for Broadband Internet Access

David Honig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Honig

This is the issue that should be commanding the attention, money, and energy of stakeholders across the sector: ensuring that as many people as possible are able to access, adopt and effectively use broadband.

The Black Internet Agenda and Digital Inclusion In the Age of Obama

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

In a game of winners and losers where broadband adoption is key, we can't waste time bickering among ourselves when we have a real battle to fight and win.